BRIAN Laundrie may have been eaten by an alligator as he hid out in a Florida swamp, web sleuths have speculated – as human remains found on Wednesday have been confirmed to be his.
Early Thursday, the Lee County Sheriff held a press conference at the site where Laundrie’s belongings and some human remains were found.
Remains confirmed to be that of Brian Laundrie were found at the Carlton Reserve on October 20[/caption]
Many on social media believe that Laundrie might have been eaten by an alligator[/caption]
During the conference, Sheriff Carmine Marceno said that the search is “challenging,” adding that “water levels were up above almost the chest level.”
He added that the waters were filled with animals, including alligators, which made the search more dangerous.
It was later confirmed via dental records that the remains belonged to Brian.
Concerned social media users have already begun giving their theories as to what happened to the fugitive fiance of murdered Gabby Petito – with some believing that Laundrie was eaten by an alligator via memes.
One user on Twitter wrote: “Brian Laundrie may be gator food.”
Another wrote: “I would like to shake the alligator’s hand that ate Brian Laundrie…”
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In addition, many Facebook and Twitter users used memes to express suspicion that the Laundries may have planted evidence or known about their son’s whereabouts prior to the search.
There is no evidence to suggest that this is true and authorities have not charged Brian’s parents with any wrongdoing.
The area of discovery inside the vast alligator and insect-infested swampland had until recently been submerged in floodwaters caused by hurricanes last month.
Confirmation of Brian’s death comes shortly after human remains were found near a notebook and backpack belonging to Laundrie on Wednesday as his parents, Chris and Robert Laundrie, searched the Carlton Reserve for less than 90 minutes.
It’s still unknown how Laundrie died[/caption]
He was never named a suspect in the death of fiancée Gabby Petito[/caption]
Brian Laundrie timeline
Brian Laundrie has not been seen since the morning of September 13. Here is a timeline of Laundrie's latest whereabouts:
- July 2021: Brian Laundrie and his fiancé Gabby Petito leave for a grip across the country. The couple visit numerous national parks across the way.
- August 12: Police in Utah respond to an incident involving the couple. The bodycam footage is not released for another month but it shows a visibly upset Gabby talking to police after reports of a domestic violence incident outside a grocery store.
- August 24: Gabby is seen leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, with Laundrie.
- September 1: Laundrie returns to his home in North Port, Florida without Gabby.
- September 6: Laundrie joins his family on a camping trip about 75 miles from their home in North Port.
- September 11: Gabby’s family reports her missing.
- September 13: Laundrie leaves home to go hiking in Carlton Reserve, Florida. His family had initially said he departed on September 14, but revised their timeline weeks later.
- September 15: Laundrie is named a person of interest in the case of Gabby.
- September 16: Bodycam footage is released regarding the incident between Gabby and Laundrie.
- September 19: The FBI announces a body found at a Wyoming national park is believed to be that of Gabby’s.
- September 23: The FBI issued a warrant for Laundrie’s arrest claiming he “used unauthorized debit cards after Gabby Petito’s death.”
- September 26: A funeral is held for Gabby in New York.
- September 27: Dog the Bounty Hunter announces he will lend a hand and help search for Laundrie.
- September 28: Gabby’s family held an emotional press conference as the search for Laundrie continued.
- October 5: Laundrie’s sister, Cassie, appeared on Good Morning America and urged her brother to come forward.
- October 7: Laundrie’s father, Chris Laundrie, assisted law enforcement in the search to find his son.
- October 12: Gabby’s autopsy results were made public. Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue confirmed Gabby died by strangulation.
- October 20: Laundrie’s personal items were found near the Myakkahatchee Creek Park trail in Florida. The medical examiner was called to the scene to investigate.
- October 21: Reports stated the human remains found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park were bones.
- October 21: The FBI confirmed the remains found have been identified as Laundrie’s.
Source: The Sun
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